Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January 2017 Reading Wrap Up!

January was an extremely successful reading month and I hope that it set the tone for the rest of the year! I read a variety of genres, completed the goals I set for myself for the month, and found some good books that I really enjoyed reading. I'm really happy with how January went reading wise, and I hope you had a great reading month as well! Here are my stats for the month:
Participated in 2 readathons (#BoutofBooks & #DiverseAThon)
Read 5 library books and 6 of my own books
Completed 5 reading challenges
Completed non-fiction, diverse, classic, and TBR jar reads
Read 100 pages of Infinite Jest
3,461 pages read
11 books completed

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Library book, 2.5/5
Reading challenge fulfilled: A book with a blue cover
Buddy read with Shannon

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Physical copy, 4/5
Reading challenge fulfilled: A book with a name in the title

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Review)
Library book, 4/5
Reading challenge fulfilled: A book with a title that stars with your first initial

The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Physical copy, 3/5
Classic pick for January

What the Dog Knows: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World by Cat Warren
Physical copy, 3.5/5
Non-fiction pick for January

You by Caroline Kepnes
Library book, 4.75/5
Reading challenge fulfilled: A book with a one-word title

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness (Review)
Physical copy, 5/5
TBR Jar pick for January

We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge
Library book, 3/5
Diverse pick for January

Buffering: Unshare Tales of a Life Fully Loaded by Hannah Hart
Physical copy, 4/5
Reading challenge fulfilled: A book that features one of your hobbies

Japanese by Spring by Ishmael Reed
Physical copy, 3/5

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Review)
Library book, 3.75/5

Vlog: #DiverseAThon January 2017

Last week was the second round of the #DiverseAThon, one of my favorite readathons I've participated in! This last week was tough. The American political climate right now is insane and I discuss in this vlog how it really impacted my reading throughout the week. I was off to a really wonderful start at the beginning of the week but as things got crazier and crazier throughout the week in the US, it became harder and harder for me to read. It was really nice to be around people who care about one another, though, and care about fighting the good fight. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the vlog and if you participated in #DiverseAThon I hope you had a wonderful reading week! :)

Friday, January 27, 2017

February 2017 Bullet Journal Plan with Me! + January Flip Through

Back again with another plan with me for a new month! I'm really liking how I set things up for the month of February and while it isn't that different from my January set up, it really feels like I'm starting to hit a groove in my planning in my bullet journal. I've been loving every page that I have in my Moleskine and am happy I've really come into my own as a bullet-journaler. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this plan with me video and let me know if you have any questions about my set up in the comments! :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Library Book Haul! {#002}

Gah, I just love the library. I feel like I've be striking gold at the library recently and have found so many books that I've been on the fence about purchasing but really wanting to read so I took it upon myself to request ALL OF THEM. Y'all... this is why the library rules. No financial obligation and access to ALL THE BOOKS! Remember to support your local libraries and support the use of libraries. They are the best. Anyway, if you're interested in reading a bit more into each book that I showed in this video (and you know... seeing the covers), check out the GoodReads pages which are linked below!


Octopus Pie by Meredith Gran
Red Rising by Peirce Brown
Surrender the Pink by Carrie Fisher
The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi
The Long Way to A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
We Gon' Be Alright by Jeff Chang
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

On Developing a Routine

I don't tend to be a routine-based person. My life is often a mystery and I'm not sure what's coming down the pipeline and it's really fun that way. My work is different every time I walk into the office, Brett and I are always up to different things each week, I'm always up to try new things and I enjoy it. Routine isn't really something I associate with my life. Or at least I haven't until very recently. Spring is always extremely hectic in higher ed, and if you've been following my blog for a while you're probably used to me saying that! Schedules get very crazy very quickly, so I've recently made a decision to create somewhat of a daily routine for myself in order to have some sort of comforting consistency in my life.

A routine for me needs to be rigid enough that I'll make the time for myself to follow it, but flexible enough that if I have to push something out to make way for something else it won't stress me out. I try to stick to this routine as many days of the week as I can as I really find that it aids in easing stress and creating some sort of consistency in my usually inconsistent schedule, but I do understand that because my schedule is so inconsistent that there will be days that I can't check off every box on this list. Here is what I've been doing over the past few weeks and it's really been making a positive impact in my life thus far:

Before Work

My pre-work morning tends to be my most regimented part of the day. Here's

6:00AM - Alarm goes off. I try my damnedest to wake the f--- up and not hit snooze 50 times like I want to.
6:15AM - Roll out the yoga mats in the living room. Watch a YouTube video or two before Brett joins me to wake up a bit.
6:30AM - Brett & I do a Yoga with Adriene video. These are usually about 30 minutes long.
7:00AM - Get ready for work. If I have some free time I will read or watch YouTube.
8:00AM - Head out the door for work. I'll more often than not make a stop at Dunkin' Donuts for a morning bagel & coffee.

At Work

I usually get in around 9:00AM, depending on my schedule for the day. I like to block out the first hour of my schedule to get oriented for the day. I'll spend this time checking emails, checking my calendar, and doing some mindfulness activities in my bullet journal*. This really helps to put myself in a positive mindset for the day.

I really try to prioritize taking my lunch away from my desk. Unfortunately most of my staff works on extremely different schedules so we're all taking lunch at different times and we can't eat together (though we would love to!), so I'll usually take my lunch and my book and find a quiet spot on campus (usually the library if it's cold, an outdoor spot if it's warm) to eat and read for an hour. This is a really nice way to break up the day and to rejuvenate my mind to push through the afternoon.

After Work

This always varies depending on my workout schedule, if there are any events I need to be at for work, or I have plans with friends, but on normal nights will go one of two ways:

1. I head directly to the gym for an hour to do some cardio and potentially a lift. If it's actually light out when I leave work (so spring/summer/early fall) I'll run outside. I'll then grab a snack and head home. Sometimes I'll treat myself to a latte at Starbucks for the ride home.

2. I head home and do any editing that needs to be done for my channel or any writing that needs to be done for my blog. If I don't have any editing or writing to do I'll veg out with some Netflix or YouTube. I'll usually make sure to write a little something in my journal and reading as well.

I don't typically set a "bed time" for myself, but I say I consistently get tired and doze off around 11PM every night.

Aaaand that's my typical routine on a weekday! If I don't have work or if it's the weekend my schedule is usually a huge toss up and I don't really have a routine, but I let myself fall out my routine and relax a bit on those days. Sometimes it's nice not to think! I've been really liking having this sort of routine every day as it's helped ease some stress each day and build in some time for self-care as well.

Do you have a daily routine? How has it benefitted you? 
Let me know in the comments! :)

*I will be doing a blogpost that will go in a few weeks on mindfulness activities in your bullet journal! Be on the look out for that. :)

Monday, January 23, 2017

Book Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here

I have recently completed my first five-star read of the year, The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness! After looking at reviews of this book, I have found that it is extremely polarizing. It seems like people either REALLY enjoy this book or they really, really do not. Since I fell into the camp of REALLY enjoying this book, I thought I would take a moment to sit down and talk a bit about why I like it so much! This review does not contain spoilers, but it does go into detail about character identity so if that's something you'd rather be surprised by, read at your own risk!

The Rest of Us Just Live Here is a Young Adult novel based in a small town in Washington where both super-hero-esque people (called the "indie kids") and regular people live side-by-side. Unlike what you would normally expect in a setting like this, the focus is not on the indie kids but on the characters that do not have super powers and how the adventures that the indie kids get themselves into impact the town. This is an extremely interesting take on the concept of superheroes and magical world colliding with more realistic world.

Friday, January 20, 2017

#DiverseAThon Round 2 TBR!

It's finally time for the second round of the #DiverseAThon! This is a great readathon that promotes diverse voices and stories which is something I'm all about getting behind! I am very excited for each one of my picks for this round. I tried really hard to choose books that represent a variety of topics and I managed to pick titles that involve race, gender, sexuality, religion, and mental health. I am very happy that I will be learning from these many areas and focusing on diverse voices throughout the week! Here's what I've picked:

Japanese by Spring by Ishmael Reed
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

If you'd like to hear more about these books and my thought process behind each pick, make sure you watch my TBR video below. I hope you all will consider joining me and the many amazing participants of this readathon over the next week and challenge yourself to learn from the many diverse voices that we have in this world. Happy reading!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Marathon #5: Pittsburgh Marathon!

This week I started training for marathon #5 - 

This marathon is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 7th in Pittsburgh, PA and will tick off my fifth marathon in my fifth state! Why am I going to Pittsburgh of all places, you ask? The big reason is that my two good friends Cullen and Erin recently had to move away as part of a job relocation, and I let them know wherever they ended up moving I would find a marathon there and run it so I could visit AND check another state off the list. They ended up in Pittsburgh so that's where I'll be as well!

In looking at the race website, this marathon looks extremely well put together. Erin has done some research on my behalf and from what she hears, each one of the 13 neighborhoods you run through "compete" with one another to be the most entertaining neighborhood which is exactly what you want to hear when you're about to run 26.2 miles! I think this is going to be a really fun marathon, a really BIG marathon, and a really fun way to spend time with my friends!

To keep myself accountable, I will be doing monthly training updates here on the blog. I attempted to train for a spring marathon last year and totally failed, but I think knowing that I have people counting on me to make my way down to Pittsburgh and will be cheering for me throughout the race is SO MUCH MORE motivating than if I was just doing this on my own. I can't wait to take on this challenge once again!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Etsy Haul! Planner Clips & Stickers (Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2016)

Honestly, is there any living being on this Earth that can restrain themselves when they're perusing Etsy? I feel like I have a billion things in my Etsy cart at any given moment. Everything is just so cool and you can literally find anything. Today I'm sharing my latest Etsy haul. I ordered all of these items on Black Friday/Cyber Monday because most of the shops I frequent hold HUGE sales on those days! I stock up on all of my planner supplies for the year at that time and while they take a while to come in the mail, it's always worth the wait. Click play to see what I picked up this year, and make sure you check out all the shops that I mentioned in the video (links below)!


Lisa Lorene Plans

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New Year, New Blog Layout!


I'm fairly certain I haven't updated the layout of my blog since the summer of 2014. Y'all... it's been a while and I've been craving a new look for my blog for a really long time. I've put it off for such a long time and finally I thought - you know what? New year... time for a new look. And so, here we have it! Let's take a look at the transformation... 

Here's what my blog has been for the last two and a half years:

And here's what it looks like now!

Not a whole lot has really changed. I have a new color scheme, a new header, and I've flipped the location of my sidebar, but ultimately I just wanted something that was a bit more simple, compact, and easy to manage. In my previous layout I had a few pages that I honestly forgot to manage regularly so those have gone away. The aim was to make managing things easier for myself and to have a sleek, simple, and fun look! 

I hope you all like this updated layout! 
Let me know what you think in the comments! :)

Friday, January 13, 2017

Vlog: Bout of Books #18!

I participated in my first readathon of 2017 last week - Bout of Books #18! If you didn't catch my TBR list for this readathon you can find it here. I really love Bout of Books - the community of readers that comes together for this readathon is just so much fun and I absolutely love talking to everyone throughout the week. I didn't get as much reading done as I wanted to due to some technical difficulties as well as getting sick on the very last day, but I enjoyed myself nonetheless and that's the whole point of participating! I hope you all enjoy this vlog and if you participated in the readathon I hope you had just as much fun as I did! :)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Book Review: Ready Player One

I recently finished Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and while I really enjoyed it, there were a few things that were lingering in my mind while I was reading. When I feel conflicted about a book, that - to me - is a sign that it's probably a good title to review, so that's what I'm doing with Ready Player One today! I may get a little spoiler-y so read ahead at your own risk. (If you're looking at this from my main page, I've put my review under the "read more" tag so you don't accidentally get spoiled.)

Ready Player One is an action adventure sci-fi-esque novel set in the near future of 2044. The outside world and reality has been devastated by poverty and environmental destruction, so most of humanity finds comfort and escape in the OASIS - a virtual reality that users can go to work, to school, and generally live a better second life through the eyes of their custom-made avatars. When the creator of the OASIS passes away, he leaves his multi-billion dollar fortune hidden in the virtual world and sends the entire OASIS universe on a massive Easter egg hunt that involves deciphering cryptic clues and completing epic quests that all revolve around the creator's love of '80s Pop Culture.

Our protaganist, Wade Watts, is a high school student and loves spending his time in the OASIS. Wade is not from a wealthy background so he is limited to the "free" sections of the OASIS. That is, of course, until he becomes the first person in history to solve the first clue of the Easter egg hunt and becomes world famous over night.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

What I Got for Christmas 2016!

Hello everyone! 

Today I thought I would share what I got for Christmas with you all. I know it's a bit after Christmas (over two weeks at this point!) but I wanted to be able to share everything that I got as a gift with you and it did take a little bit of time for things to come in the mail (I'm lucky enough to have Santas from all over the country!). I did get particularly spoiled this year from everyone in my life and mostly everything on my Dear Santa list was actually given to me which was very exciting! I am so thankful for everything I received and especially for everyone that gave me a gift! Anyway, without further adieu, here are all the things I received for Christmas!

From Brett:

-Star Wars socks
-Warm boot socks
-Running socks
-Hair ties

-A Chirrut Imwe Funko Pop!
-You in Five Acts by Una La Marche


-A Barnes & Noble gift card which I used to buy: 
-Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
-Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) by Lauren Graham

-Hamilton: the Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter

*my sister actually also bought this for me! (The obsession is apparent/real.) Unfortunately the copy that came from Amazon had a damaged cover so I'll need to send it back, but SO thoughtful for not one but TWO people to pick this out for me!

-Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: the Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling**
-Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling & Illustrated by Jim Kay**
-Brooks Launch 3 running shoes (which he got for me on Black Friday!)

**These actually haven't come in the mail yet! We're hoping they get delivered soon.

From Family Members:

From my Parents:

-Patriots slippers (which are actually now my office slippers)
-Kitty slipper socks (soooo soft)
-Warm winter gloves

Some silly toys!
-A Nerf gun
-Extra Nerf bullets
-Silly putty

-A weekly Boynton tear away calendar for 2017
-An inspirational quote magnet

-An Instax Mini 8 Camera! :D
-A case for the camera

-An inspirational quote pouch which I now use to hold....

-Mini frames
-Photo skins (which I have no idea how to use)
-Color lenses which I'm pretty interested to use
-A mirror clip for selfies
-A camera skin
-A lens cleaning cloth
-Two photo books
NOT PICTURED: A few film cartridges

An Amazon gift card which I have used to purchase:

-Saga vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples
-Lumberjanes vol. 3: A Terrible Plan by Noelle Stevenson et. al.
-The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
-Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
-Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

From Lindsey:

-A 50ML reflective CamelBak
-A Mr. Coffee mug warmer
*and like I said above, she also sent me The Hamiltome!

From others:

My grandmother and my cousin Shelby both very graciously sent Christmas cards and some Christmas money as well, so thanks a bunch to them!

From Brett's Family: 

From Brett's sister Melissa:

-"Radiate Love" tank top
-Lula Roe peacock leggings

From Brett's Mom & Step Dad:

-Rebok running long-sleeve, jacket, and leggings

-Elephant clutch/purse *heart eyes emoji*

From Friends:

From Shannon:

-Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
-Censorship/Banned Books socks

From Jaime:
-Dinosaur plush (that makes raptor noises when you squeeze it... awesome)

From Grazia & Andreas:

-An adult coloring book with quotes
-A running headband
-Branch colored pencils

From Alicia:

Alicia very kindly got me a gift card to a coffee shop nearby our campus called Thirsty Mind which I will definitely use to warm up with some hot beverages over the cold months to come!

Candy & Treats!

Candy & treats were a very popular gift for me this year and, being someone who LOVES treats, I really appreciated it. :P Shout out to the following people who added to this giant pile of goodness!
-My parents
-Brett's sister Danielle
-My coworker Tim
-Grazia & Andreas
If you'd like to see my Holiday Book Haul video you can check it out below. I talk a little bit more about each book and talk about what my thoughts and feeling are! I'm very excited to get to all of my new books!

And that does it for the gifts that I received for Christmas this year! I am so grateful to everyone who thought of me this holiday season and feel so lucky to have gotten so many goodies! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and is having a wonderful start to your 2017! Let me know how you spent your holiday season and the end of 2016 in the comments below - I would love to hear all about it! <3

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Happy Vlogidays! Week Four (December 26, 2016 - January 1, 2017)

I finally edited together the very last Happy Vlogidays video of 2016! Better late than never, right? :P In this video I get together with my good friend Shannon, go to a trampoline park with Brett's family, venture north to spend time with my parents, and Brett and I ring in the new year with friends! This is a much more action-packed vlog than I was anticipating for my final Happy Vlogidays video but I had so much fun in the last week of the year and it definitely shines through in this video! I hope you enjoy the final installment of Happy Vlogidays until December 2017! :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Every Book I Read in 2016! + Reading Challenges Wrap Up and Favorite Books of the Year

Wow you guys. I read WAY MORE than I ever could have anticipated in 2016. If you remember, I went into the year thinking it would be so incredible if I read 20 books (which I mean, it would), but I really surprised myself and read...

76 Books!

If you told me in December 2015 that I would be reading 76 books in 2016 I would say you were insane, but somehow I did it. I really reconnected with my love of reading in 2016 and I am so, so grateful that I've made my way back to the bookshelf. 

I thought to wrap up the year I would share the entire list of the books that I read in 2016 in the same format that I've done my quarterly reading challenges updates as well as share my Top 5 Favorite Books of 2016 video with you all. If you're interested in seeing more of my reading stats from 2016, check out my GoodReads Year in Review for a breakdown of my reading! I hope you all enjoy and that maybe you'll find a book on this list that you'll enjoy! :)

Top 5 Favorite Books of 2016

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Intensity by Dean Koontz

2016 Reading Challenges Wrap Up

I managed to complete both my GoodReads Challenge goal of 20 books as well as complete the 2016 PopSugar Reading Challenge (which was something I was definitely not anticipating). I may or may not have completed the PopSugar Reading Challenge on the very last day of the year, but hey -it still counts. :P

GoodReads Challenge: 76/20 - Complete!
PopSugar Reading Challenge: 40/40 - Complete!

Every Book I Read in 2016!

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
PopSugar Category: A self-improvement book
Hard copy, 5/5

Party Girl by Rachel Hollis
PopSugar Category: A book with a protagonist who has your occupation
Kindle eBook, 3.5/5

Binge by Tyler Oakley
PopSugar Category: A book written by a celebrity
Audiobook, 4/5

Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K.Rowling
PopSugar Category: A book guaranteed to bring you joy
Hard copy, 5/5

Animal Farm by George Orwell
PopSugar Category: A dystopian novel
Audiobook, 4/5 

My Dog: The Paradox by Matthew Inman
PopSugar Category: A book under 150 pages
Hard copy, 5/5

Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants by Matthew Inman
PopSugar Category: A book you can finish in a day
Hard copy, 5/5

How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman
PopSugar Category: A book written by a comedian
Hard copy, 5/5

Starsruck by Yael Levy
PopSugar Category: A book with a blue cover
Kindle eBook, 2/5

Wonder by R.J. Palacio
PopSugar Category: A New York Times bestseller
Audiobook, 3/5

Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooke A. Allen
PopSugar Category: A graphic novel
Hard copy, 4/5

Greyhound by Steffan Piper
PopSugar Category: A book about a road trip
Kindle eBook: 4.25/5

The Little Prince by Anotoine de Saint-Exupery
PopSugar Category: A book you haven't read since high school
Hard copy, 5/5

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
PopSugar Category: A book that takes place during summer
Hard copy, 4/5

We're All Damaged by Matthew Norman
PopSugar Category: A book that is published in 2016
Audiobook, 2/5

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
PopSugar Category: N/A
Kindle eBook, 2/5

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany
PopSugar Category: N/A
Kindle eBook, 5/5

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
PopSugar Category: A book at least 100 years older than you
Audiobook, 3/5

The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson
PopSugar Category: A book set in Europe
Kindle eBook, 4/5

Kalopsia by Andrea Michelle
PopSugar Category: A book of poetry
Kindle eBook, 4/5

Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy by Judd Apatow
PopSugar Category: An autobiography
Hard copy, 4/5

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
PopSugar Category: A classic from the 20th century
Hard copy, 4/5

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 5/5

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
PopSugar Category: A book based on a fairy tale
Kindle eBook, 4/5

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
PopSugar Category: A book and its prequel
Hard copy, 4/5

This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki
PopSugar Category: A YA bestseller
Hard copy, 5/5

Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
PopSugar Category: A satirical book
Hard copy, 4.75/5

George by Alex Gino
PopSugar Category: N/A
Kindle eBook, 5/5

Summer Days & Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 3.5/5

She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
PopSugar Category: A book from Oprah's book club
Hard copy, 5/5

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
PopSugar Category: A book that's becoming a movie this year
Hard copy, 5/5

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
PopSugar Category: A science-fiction novel
Hard copy, 3/5

The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane
PopSugar Category: The first book you see in a bookstore
Hard copy, 4/5

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
PopSugar Category: A National Book Award winner
Hard copy, 5/5

Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: What My Year Behind Bars Taught Me About America's Prison Crisis by Jeff Smith
PopSugar Category: A political memoir
Hard copy, 3/5

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy (library), 5/5

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
PopSugar Category: A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with
Hard copy, 5/5

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 3/5

The Dinner by Herman Koch
PopSugar Category: A book translated to English
Hard copy, 4/5

Lord of the Flies by William Golding
PopSugar Category: A book set on an island
Hard copy, 4/5

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
PopSugar Category: A book recommended by a family member
Audiobook, 4/5

The Girls by Emma Cline
PopSugar Category: A book from the library
Hard copy: 2/5

Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
PopSugar Category: N/A
Audiobook, 3/5

Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples
PopSugar Category: A romance set in the future
Hard copy, 5/5

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 5/5

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 3.5/5

Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It by Grace Helbig
PopSugar Categoty: N/A
Hard copy, 2/5

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 4/5

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 3.25/5

Lumberjanes, Volume 2: Friendship to the Max! by Noelle Stevenson
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 5/5

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys edited by April Genevieve Tucholke
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 3.5/5

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 5/5

The Humans by Matt Haig
PopSugar Cateogry: N/A
Hard copy, 4.5/5

Bloody Mary by J.A. Konrath
PopSugar Category: A murder mystery
Kindle eBook, 4/5

Skin and Other Stories by Roald Dahl
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 4/5

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 1/5

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 3.5/5

Boxers by Gene Luen Yang
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 4/5

Saints by Gene Luen Yang
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 3.5/5

I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 4/5

In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
PopSugar Category: A book recommended by someone you just met (Recommended by a new-to-me BookTuber, BooksandLala)
Hard copy, 5/5

The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 4/5

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 5/5

The Sellout by Paul Beatty
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 4/5

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 4/5

Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
PopSugar Category: A book that is more than 600 pages
Hard copy, 4.5/5

Jinchalo by Matthew Forsythe
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Hard copy, 4/5

Freeway by Mark Kalesniko
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Hard copy, 5/5

Intensity by Dean Koontz
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 5/5

Tomboy by Liz Prince
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 4/5

Earthling by Aisha Franz
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 3.5/5

An Age of License by Lucy Knisley
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 4.5/5

My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins
PopSugar Cateogry: N/A
Hard copy, 4/5

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling and Illustrated by Jim Kay
PopSugar Category: N/A
Hard copy, 5/5

Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin
PopSugar Category: A book and its prequel
Hard copy, 4.75/5

Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick
PopSugar Category: A book set in your home state
Hard copy, 2/5

Monday, January 2, 2017

December 2016 Reading Wrap Up! + January TBR

Ah! It's the last reading wrap up on 2016 and the first TBR list of 2017! I'm so excited with how my 2016 reading went and am even MORE excited about jumping into my reading for 2017 as well. I hope you enjoy this video and good luck with your reading for the Month of January!


Books read in December: 12
Pages read in December: 3,841
Readathons participated in: Cramathon
Ratings: 5 stars (3), 4 stars (7), 3 stars (1), 2 stars (1), 1 star (0)


Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, 4/5 Stars
Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, 4.35/5 Stars
Jinchalo by Matthew Forsythe, 4/5 Stars
Freeway by Mark Kalesniko, 5/5 Stars
Earthling by Aisha Franz, 3.5/5 Stars
Tomboy by Liz Prince, 4/5 Stars
Intensity by Dean Koontz, 5/5 Stars
An Age of License by Lucy Knisley, 4.5/5 Stars
My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins, 4/5 Stars
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling, Illustrated by Jim Kay, 5/5 Stars
Blood for Bloodby Ryan Graudin, 4.75/5 Stars
Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick, 2/5 Stars


The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
What the Dog Knows by Cat Warren
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
You by Caroline Kepnes
100 pages of Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace